The Stroker is based on Takala’s two week-long intervention at Second Home, a trendy East London coworking space for young entrepreneurs and startups. During the intervention Takala posed as a wellness consultant named Nina Nieminen, the founder of cutting-edge company Personnel Touch who were allegedly employed by Second Home to provide touching services in the workplace.
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English title / The Stroker
Original title / The Stroker
Keywords / work
Type / Single channel
Genre / performance art, documentary, experimental
Country / Finland, United Kingdom
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:15:00
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2019
Cast / Katharina Dießner (Cinematographer), Elisa Purfürst (Editor), Laura Hemming-Lowe (Actor), Emma Waltraud Howes (Actor), Hais Hassan (Actor), Patricia Mories (Actor), Matthew Moorhouse (Actor), Donna Celay (Actor), Manos Koutsis (Actor), Iona Roisin (Actor), Finnish Institute in London / - (Funder), Second Home / - (Funder), TAIKE / - (Funder), Kone Foundation / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Amelie Befeldt (Production Assistant), Luke David Harris (Sound), Karl Laeufer (Sound), Pilvi Takala (Script), Iona Roisin (Script), Pilvi Takala (Author), Emma Waltraud Howes (Choreographer), Christian Obermaier (Sound Design)